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Babylon Presents: The PepTides WSG Crystalena & The Connection

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Date: 03/16/2019 - 03/16/2019

Time: 1:00 am - 4:00 am

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Price: $10
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Join us for an early show at Babylon on Saturday, March 16th to call upon all of the spring goddesses and welcome the warm weather with a wicked dance party by The PepTides with special guests Crystalena & The Connection! *Don't forget to stay for an ultra-fine, The Queer Mafia dance party that will be happening after the show!* ++++++++++++++++++++++ The Peptides: Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, The PepTides is a nine-member band with a distinctive larger-than-life pop sound. The five vocalists and four instrumentalists draw on funk, electronic and disco influences. They have been described in the press as “the B52’s crossed with The Manhattan Transfer backed by Arcade Fire.” The band’s 2019 release, Galápagos, Vol. I, is a salute to Kurt Vonnegut’s 1985 novel Galápagos. The ten-song album forms a soundtrack through the darkly hilarious story, which includes a global financial crisis, World War III, an ill-fated nature cruise, and a million years of evolution. The group is noted for its extravagant live performances featuring thick vocal harmonies, theatrical choreography and colourful visuals. The PepTides’ songs juxtapose upbeat music with lyrics that comment on far-reaching themes like love, hate, revenge, sex, religion, war—and getting ready for dates. M3TV’s take on The PepTides says it all: “Mixing their stunning vocals with funk beats underneath a soulful sound, an abundance of theatrical dance moves and kitschy quirks, they defy any genre or description. One must simply see them to believe them.” ++++++++++++++++++++++ Crystalena & The Connection: Crystalena wears her heart on her sleeve. Her canvass contains the deep blues of heartbreak with splashes of vibrant reds when her mood shifts into something animalistic. Fuelling her compositions to a larger project over the years she has found passionate & diverse musicians, of whom are the known as ‘The Connection’. Together Crystalena & The Connection live for mixing genres and attitudes to give audiences a dark soulful Canadiana Twist. From Crystalena’s fiery melancholic sass dripping lyrics that address complex topics in social issues & the reign of self-empowerment, to The Connection’s deep soulful roots and history in psychedelic rock & jazz improvisation. This indomitable band of soul jazz rockers give audiences a connection to music that is felt and heard more than just soundwaves. Crystalena & The Connection are dedicated to living and breathing their music with conviction and are not a show to miss! ++++++++++++++++++++++ $10 ADVANCE TICKETS $12 AT THE DOOR